63 Weight Loss Tips: How to Lose More Weight Now
There are plenty of ways to lose weight, but here is a list of 63 that are most likely to work as the basis of a personalized weight loss plan.
Figure out how many calories you can consume and lose weight.
Hang the total calorie goal for the day up.
Figure out the perfect weight for your height and age.
Keep a journal with all food and drink consumed.
Choose a phone, PDA or computer to make the food journal easier.
Buy yourself a high end journal to make it easier to keep track of intake.
Make a common list of the total calories per serving of snacks you love.
Consume at least 8 servings of fruit and vegetables every day.
Pick foods for your diet that will speed metabolism up.
Change out simple carbs with complex carbs.
Take out all foods in your diet that are high fat.
Increase water intake to 64 ounces per day.
Add lemon or lime to water to increase palatability.
Prepare a pitcher of water every night and refrigerate.
Consume whole grains every day; six servings.
Consume only nine ounces of meat per day.
Eat more lean fish every week.
Do not consume more than 2300 mg of sodium.
Buy foods for your diet and none others.
Choose healthy snacks and only buy those.
Keep rice cakes on hand as healthy snacks.
Choose healthier foods when eating at a restaurant.
Order one meal at a restaurant for two people.
Ask for a healthier menu or healthier cooking methods at a restaurant.
Drink water when eating out.
Ask for a miniature dessert.
Before heading out to a restaurant, look into the menu and calorie totals.
Eat four times a day with three or four hours between.
Start an exercise program and progress slowly.
Exercise two to three times a week for 20 minutes.
Choose an exercise you love.
Increase workout times and intensity over time.
Add in some weight training.
Look into hiring a personal trainer.
Find a partner to exercise with.
Change the exercise program every 12 weeks.
Keep exercise about heart rate and form.
Find the zone for your target heart rate.
Buy a gym membership or fitness equipment for home.
Set weight loss goals you can achieve.
Aim to lose no more than two pounds per week.
Look at the long term. Two pounds a week is 104 pounds a year.
Give yourself something back for meeting short term goals.
Set a celebration date for the first five pounds.
Set celebration dates along the way with increasing levels of fun.
Plan a huge party for the day you reach your weight loss goal.
Enter into a competition for weight loss.
Save money for each pound lost then spend it on yourself.
Choose a shopping excursion as a celebration.
Set exercise goals with challenges attached; such as a marathon.
Use the challenge as a visualization tool to keep exercising.
Notice emotional eating.
Get counseling if emotional eating is a problem.
Choose vacations that center on exercise and outdoor activity.
Watch fewer hours of television.
Add activity into everyday life.
Buy a pedometer and use it to track steps.
Use stairs instead of elevators.
Park at the farthest parking spot when shopping.
Walk more than you drive even if it seems too far to walk, sometimes.
Make sedentary things more active.
Think about walking to work instead of driving.
Every time you talk, walk. Especially when using the phone.